The Technology Strategy Board, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are to invest up to £6.25m to stimulate innovation in the food and drink sector.
Applications to the Nutrition for Life funding competition should propose to conceive and develop innovative and challenging technologies and processes that seek to underpin advances in two key areas – novel, healthier foods & processes and safety, authenticity & traceability.
The initiative is open to all UK-based companies and research organisations, through business-to-business or business-to-science collaborations, or in the case of feasibility projects led by a single business.
Glasgow Caledonian University is working with food and drink companies in the areas of food science, nutrition, sustainability, tourism, consumer behaviour and branding. For more information, go to www.gcu.ac.uk/business/problemsolving/foodforthought or call the Applied Knowledge Exchange on 0141 331 3189.